Discover the thrill of riding the wonderful toy train providing access to panoramic vistas. During its three and half hour journey, the Ooty to Mettupalayam Toy Train offers an unparalleled train travel experience. Ooty is a paradise for travel enthusiasts planning for a trip to a tranquil place packed with a myriad of sightseeing landmarks.
The well known travel gateway can be reached by road or rail however boarding the toy train offers a fabulous experience as it navigates through tunnels, curves and bridges. Covering a distance of 46 km from Ooty to Mettupalayam the tourists enjoy the captivating views of the terraced green tea plantations, steep valleys and towering trees. Do check if you can sit at the window seat to make the most of this majestic train journey.
About Nilgiri Mountain Railway
The celebrated charm of the Nilgiris, the Nilgiri Mountain Railways have been operating for more than a century now carrying passengers to have a beguiling trip to the renowned hill station of Ooty also popularly known as Udagamandalam.
A stupendous example of engineering feat, the Nilgiri Mountain Railways, have been conferred the World Heritage Site status by UNESCO. The steepest rail system in Asia still operates with sports benches, blue and cream coaches and large windows with no glass and curtains.
Time Table for Ooty to Mettupalayam Toy Trains
|Train No / Name||From||Dep||To||Arr||Duration|
|56137 / Ooty-Mettupalayam MG Passenger||Ooty (UAM)||14:00||Mettupalayam (MTP)||17:35||3h 35m / 46 km|
Starting at 14:00 hours, the 56137 Udagamandalam to Mettupalayam train takes lesser time moving downhill and arrives at Mettupalayam at 17:35 hours. If you are moving ahead to Coimbatore or Chennai you can catch the 12672 Blue Mountain Express (Mettupalayam to Chennai Nilgiri Express via Coimbatore) keeping in connection with the toy train’s evening arrival time.
Further the journey from Mettupalayam can be covered through bus or taxi. The train stops at Coonoor, Wellington, Aruvankadu, Ketti and Lovedale before its arrival at Mettupalayam.
Ooty to Mettupalayam Train Ticket Booking
You can book your tickets online through Indian Railways website www.irctc.co.in else you can get the tickets at the station. Despite of the daily services there is a huge demand for the tickets especially in peak tourists’ seasons.
As such in order to avoid the inconvenience of heavy queue it is recommended that you book tickets 2 to 3 months in advance online. People who are not able to get seats in Mettupalayam to Ooty train do try to book their return journey in Ooty to Mettupalayam toy train to ensure that they onboard the toy train.
Railway Station Codes
Train Class & No of Seats
- First Class: 16 Seats
- Second Sitting: 214 Seats
Things to Note
- No restrooms in train use them at Railway Station before boarding.
- Not more than 4 tickets per person at the booking window.
- Huge Crowd on holidays/weekends and during the peak season.
- Book at least two to three months in advance.
- There is no catering services in the train hence do pack your Tiffin boxes.
As the train descends from the hills the train offers its travellers an invigorating experience that they would cherish for a lifetime. Travelling through the steam engine hauled train that moves through tortuous railway tracks, craggy mountains, dazzling terrace farms and tall eucalyptus trees is a delightful experience. Sit back with comfort and relish the awe-inspiring views during this wonderful railway journey.